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Humane Society hosts 'Holiday for the Heart'

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Delhi — If you have a passion for holiday decorating, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society wants you to be one of its holiday tree and wreath decorators for its sixth annual Holiday for the Heart.


Halcottsville exhibit at town hall

Margaretville — A new exhibit, focusing on the community of Halcottsville, is now on display at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.


Residents get a kick from karate

By Joyce St. George
Terry Bergmann didn’t plan to become a karate instructor in the Catskill area. But at four-feet, eight-inches tall, Terry has accumulated a living room full of tournament trophies and run a successful martial arts school in Margaretville for more than 20 years.


Italian Circle welcomes public for meetings

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Andes — The Italian Circle, a program of the Andes Public Library, 242 Main Street, meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library.


"Sugar" on stage at RCS this weekend

The Roxbury Central School Drama Club will present the play “Sugar” for its fall drama production on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13 in the school’s cafetorium at 7 p.m. both evenings. 


Willife rehabilitator Joanne Rowley offers help to furry & feathered friends

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Phoenicia woman who retired from nursing has continued on the path of helping and healing, but now takes care of furry and feathered friends that call the Catskills their home.
Joanne Rowley lives in a small cottage at the end of quiet lane just off Phoenicia’s Main Street.

She shares that home with whatever animals that come in need of help.


Coalition nears agreement with city over land buying

By Jay Braman Jr.
A special meeting of the Coalition of Watershed Towns will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Margaretville Central School.


Missing man died of hypothermia; body not found for 2 days

By Jay Braman Jr.
Autopsy results have determined that a 20-year-old Pennsylvania man died of hypothermia after he went missing in the woods last week Monday in Shandaken.

The results, released on Thursday by the Ulster County Medical Examiner’s Office, show no evidence of foul play, according to police.


Halcott Center resident wins $1 million

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By Brian Sweeney
A Halcott Center resident recently scored a million-dollar payday in the New York State Lottery.
Vicki Carpenter was on her way to work at the Covidien plant in Hobart two weeks ago when she stopped at the Smokers’ Choice store in Delhi and purchased a $5 “Million Dollar Bankroll” scratch-off lottery ticket. She then continued toward work.


Filtration system needed for Arkville water

Staff Report
The discovery of trace amounts of arsenic in new well for the Arkville Water District will make an extensive filtration system necessary.


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